Monday, 21 May, 2018

Dachshund-Mix Dogs Maul Woman To Death In Rural Oklahoma

Tracy Garcia Tracy Garcia
Melinda Barton | 17 May, 2018, 17:33

According to the Daily Ardmoreite, the vicious dogs all weighed under 40 pounds.

Tracy Garcia, 52, from Oklahoma, was attacked by the seven dachshunds on 10 May, but police have only now released her identity.

One of the dogs was shot and killed by police at the scene when it charged at an officer. It is not clear what led the dogs to behave in such a vicious manner. Six of the dogs are believed to be standard dachshund and terrier mixes, and one of the dogs was a standard dachshund border collie mix.

Dinwiddie also said that four of the dogs were male, while the other three were female.

They were aged between one and three years old.

The animals won't be tested for rabies.

Ardmore Animal Shelter's euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie told local media: "A predominant breed in these dogs is definitely standard dachshund".

'This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation, ' Sheriff Bryant said, as reported by KTEN. "This is just a bad deal all the way around".

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim. Garcia was identified as the victim of the attack on Tuesday. The mother-of-two, who worked as a housekeeper, later died of her injuries.

"We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day", Dinwiddie said.

"They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short legged dogs and their coats".

Bryant said autopsy results and other information regarding the case to the District Attorney's Office by Thursday. The dogs belonged to her neighbor, according to KXII in Oklahoma.